Why do people here hate Warwick so much? Is it bad?

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    Warwick's pretty good,yeah
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    TSR is full of idiots who **** over Oxbridge


    I'm one of them myself
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Whoah chill out mate it's not a degree factory where everyone wanders around like robots. There are plenty of societies to get involved with, and if you wanna go out and get drunk at night, or party in your flat, you can, just like anywhere else. The workload is not as constricting as some imply either.
    Except it's not. It's in the middle of nowhere with nobody
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    (Original post by Athematica)
    Except it's not. It's in the middle of nowhere with nobody
    It was damn good PR calling it Warwick and not something like 'Coventry Fields'.

    I remember visiting friends there and it seemed like it was pretty close to Leamington where they lived, which is a nice town really.
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    (Original post by Athematica)
    Except it's not. It's in the middle of nowhere with nobody
    Yes it's in the middle of nowhere (well, even that's a bit of a stretch to say - it isn't exactly far to get "somewhere"). But it's a campus uni. In first year at least you have a large community. There are loads of events, loads of people partying, it is not even close to being dead. Coventry isn't the most picturesque place but you can still go out. I am not sure what opportunities you think people are missing.
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    I don't hate the university, but rather the city of Coventry. Most of the gripes that I hear about Warwick is that it's next to Coventry. I always thought that it was actually in Warwick (a much better place with Warwick Castle etc...)
    I've had many experiences with Coventry due to me living rather close to it, and it is literally one of the worst places ever in my opinion. There's not much to do, with the nightlife being rather limited. The only attractions there are pretty much the Ricoh Arena and the Ikea .

    Then again, a few of my friends are going there to study Maths. Having been to the Warwick University campus, it is quite 'concrete-based'. However, I would've applied to Warwick if they offered my course...
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Yes it's in the middle of nowhere (well, even that's a bit of a stretch to say - it isn't exactly far to get "somewhere". But it's a campus uni. In first year at least you have a large community. There are loads of events, loads of people partying, it is not even close to being dead. Coventry isn't the most picturesque place but you can still go out. I am not sure what opportunities you think people are missing.
    You'd be a bit ghettoised. In Edinburgh, or Bristol, you become part of a real city, where you would want to have links if you weren't a student, with non-students.
    totally different experience IMO.
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    It's definitely not a 'bad' university. However, it is relatively young (about 50 years or so) and so it doesn't quite command the same general prestige, outside academia, as other universities. Academically it is formidable in its research into mathematics and economics, at least, which ultimately translates itself into decidedly difficult course content (even miles ahead of other RG universities).
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    TSR is full of idiots who **** over Oxbridge


    I'm one of them myself
    At least you're honest

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    I agree that it's weird. Coming from the states, Warwick is deemed as a prestigious university all over the world. It has a strong reputation yet some people on TSR hate it that much, I guess you have to leave it aside. The reputation, graduate prospects, and average grade speaks for itself. At the end of the day, Warwick may be an Oxbridge Reject uni, but it is still amongst the top 10 and no matter what people say, the reputation will still live.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    At least you're honest

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    Honesty is the best policy ygm
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    The reason is quite simple.
    Because they envy Warwick.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    On the "most prestigious universities" list people were getting mad that Warwick was being considered a top uni by some. And there were other threads too were Warwick just seems to get called out for having a high offer rate.

    I know it's not as prestigious as the very very top unis but it's still pretty damn good for a lot of subjects. Even though it has a high offer rate, it's entry requirements are pretty high (A*AA for some courses) and it's generally great for career opportunities and stuff like that.
    Warwick is good university - in the sense that any one who attends it will have good job prospects and will have a good education. But it's not prestigious by any stretch of the word. Its just not. Sorry!
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    (Original post by AmyAlbertsLamb)
    I agree that it's weird. Coming from the states, Warwick is deemed as a prestigious university all over the world. It has a strong reputation yet some people on TSR hate it that much, I guess you have to leave it aside. The reputation, graduate prospects, and average grade speaks for itself. At the end of the day, Warwick may be an Oxbridge Reject uni, but it is still amongst the top 10 and no matter what people say, the reputation will still live.
    Ha! You have got to be kidding me. It's not considered "prestigious all over the world" - I wonder where you got this impression from.

    Warwick is just a good university that's all. Nothing to inflate your egos over. Jeez.
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    (Original post by Scruffyjoe)
    Ha! You have got to be kidding me. It's not considered "prestigious all over the world" - I wonder where you got this impression from.

    Warwick is just a good university that's all. Nothing to inflate your egos over. Jeez.
    They're American

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    They're American

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    An american applying to study maths in the UK. There's a distinction there that is important.
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    Coventry is lit stop hating
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    Yeah Bristol does look really nice tbh
    Full of Oxbridge rejects tho
    Warwick is full of people who got rejected from Oxbridge and are smart enough for Oxbridge.

    Bristol is full of people who got rejected but aren't smart enough.
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    (Original post by Fujitaro)
    Warwick is full of people who got rejected from Oxbridge and are smart enough for Oxbridge.

    Bristol is full of people who got rejected but aren't smart enough.
    1. the first statement only applies to a few of Warwick's courses

    2. Bristol has plenty of Oxbridge rejects who were smart enough

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